When dealing with socio-ecological problems such as climate change, people typically address it exclusively from a human-centric perspective, prioritizing anthropocentric values, needs and visions. Learning to appreciate non-human perspectives, however, is crucial for socio-ecological harmony.
Inspired by project SUSPLACE´s Toolkit for arts-based methods, we used a creative writing exercise in a storytelling workshop to helps us to see more-than-human viewpoints by asking participants to embody the perspectives of specific beings and natural entities, such as animals, plants, rivers, forests, or mountains.
Photo by Catriona Forrest. Storytelling Workshop, Glasgow, 25 Nov. 2018